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Miroslav Filip vs Efim Geller
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 25, Jun-20
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-03-10  okiesooner: Why not 42. a5? For example, White should win after 42…Rd3 43. Kf2 Rd2+ 44. Ke1 Rg2 45. Rb3 Rg1+ 46. Kf2 Ra1 47. Ra3.
Mar-08-14  zydeco: Tough game. Geller's maneuver ....Be8-h5 seems like an indulgence. Filip takes advantage with a nice exchange sacrifice starting with 20.Qb5.

32....Rc8 saves black's bacon.

It seems like white should be winning the endgame but it's hard to find improvements. <okiesooner> Probably 42.h4 is necessary. If instead 42.a5 h4! (or 32....Rd1+ 33.Kf2 Ra1 34.a6 h4) and after gxh4 black has connected passed pawns; the rook stops the a-pawn; the king stops both h-pawns; and white's b-pawn is useless -- as soon as it advances black has lateral rook checks.

Maybe 48.b4 is better than 48.Rc5. 48....Ra3+ 49.Kd4 e3 (or 49....Rd3+ 50.Kc4) 50.Re5 with the idea that the rook stays on the e-file while the king wanders to the queenside to assist the pawns.

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